An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (humiliating)
a. shameful
El trato que les dieron a los indigentes fue vergonzoso.The way the homeless people were treated was shameful.
b. disgraceful
Tu comportamiento hacia los demás fue vergonzoso.Your behavior towards the others was disgraceful.
2. (causing embarrassment)
a. embarrassing
Alejandra pasó un momento vergonzoso frente a sus suegros.Alejandra had an embarrassing time with her parents-in-law.
3. (timid)
a. shy
Mi primo era un niño vergonzoso, pero ahora es muy extrovertido.My cousin used to be a shy boy but now he's very outgoing.
b. bashful
Ana es vergonzosa con la gente que no conoce bien.Ana is bashful with people she doesn't know well.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (timid person)
a. shy person
A Laura no le gusta hablar en público porque es una vergonzosa.Laura doesn't like speaking in public because she's a shy person.
b. bashful person
Pensé que Juan era un vergonzoso hasta que lo conocí mejor.I thought Juan was a bashful person until I knew him better.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deshonroso)
a. shameful
2. (tímido)
a. bashful
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. bashful person
1 [+persona] (tímido) bashful; shy; (modesto) modest
2 [+acto] shameful; disgraceful
es vergonzoso que ... it is disgraceful that ...
partes vergonzosas (Anatomía) private parts
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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